The '''International Trade Union Confederation''' ('''ITUC'''; ; ; ) is the world's largest trade union
federation. It was formed on 1 November 2006, out of the merger of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
(ICFTU) and the World Confederation of Labour
(WCL). The Founding Congress of the ITUC was held in Vienna
and was preceded by the dissolution congresses of both the ICFTU and the WCL.
The ITUC represents 176 million workers through its 328 affiliated organisations within 162 countries and territories. Sharan Burrow
is the current General Secretary.
The ITUC traces its origins back to the First International
(also known as the International Workingmen's Association) and in 2014 commemorated the 150th anniversary of the founding of the International Working Men's Association at its own world congress held in Berlin. Also in 2014, the ITUC debuted the Global Rights Index, which ranks nations on 97 metrics...